To touch the face of God : the sacred, the profane, and the American space program, 1957-1975 / Kendrick Oliver
- Oliver, Kendrick, 1971-
- Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- xiii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- New series in NASA history
- Introduction: "The blasphemy of going up" -- "A power greater than any of us" : religion and secularity in the formation of the American space program -- "Signals of transcendence" : the rise and fall of space-age theology -- "Into the other world" : anticipations of spaceflight as religious experience -- "Perhaps a meaning to us" : the Apollo missions as religious experience -- "Evil triumphs when good men do nothing" : religious Americans and NASA in the autumn of the space age -- Epilogue.
- United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration—History—20th century
- Religion and science—United States—History—20th century
- Astronautics—Political aspects—United States—History—20th century
- Christianity and politics—United States—History—20th century
- Astronautics—United States—History—20th century
- United States—Religion—20th century
- United States—Politics and government—1945-1989
- 9781421407883 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
1421407884 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the J. Harvey Fahnestock Endowment for Scientific, Engineering and Rare Books; 2012
- Endowment Note:
- J. Harvey Fahnestock Endowment for Scientific, Engineering and Rare Books
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